The Greening of Industrial Ecosystems / Edition 1

The Greening of Industrial Ecosystems / Edition 1

by Braden R. Allenby, Advisory Committee on Industrial Ecology and Environmentally Preferable Technology, National Academy of Engineering
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309049377

ISBN-13: 9780309049375

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: National Academies Press

In the 1970s, the first wave of environmental regulation targeted specific sources of pollutants. In the 1990s, concern is focused not on the ends of pipes or the tops of smokestacks but on sweeping regional and global issues.

This landmark volume explores the new industrial ecology, an emerging framework for making environmental factors an integral part of

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Overview

In the 1970s, the first wave of environmental regulation targeted specific sources of pollutants. In the 1990s, concern is focused not on the ends of pipes or the tops of smokestacks but on sweeping regional and global issues.

This landmark volume explores the new industrial ecology, an emerging framework for making environmental factors an integral part of economic and business decision making. Experts on this new frontier explore concepts and applications, including

  • Bringing international law up to par with many national laws to encourage industrial ecology principles.
  • Integrating environmental costs into accounting systems.
  • Understanding design for environment, industrial "metabolism," and sustainable development and how these concepts will affect the behavior of industrial and service firms.

The volume looks at negative and positive aspects of technology and addresses treatment of waste as a raw material.

This volume will be important to domestic and international policymakers, leaders in business and industry, environmental specialists, and engineers and designers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309049375
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

The Greening of Industrial Ecosystems: Overview and Perspective1
Industrial Metabolism: Theory and Policy23
Energy and Industrial Ecology38
Input-Output Analysis and Industrial Ecology61
Wastes as Raw Materials69
Economic and Sustainable Development90
From Voluntary to Regulatory Pollution Prevention98
International Environmental Law and Industrial Ecology108
Industrial Ecology: The Role of Government123
Integrating Environment and Technology: Design for Environment137
Preventing Pollution and Seeking Environmentally Preferable Alternatives in the U.S. Air Force149
Designing the Modern Automobile for Recycling165
Greening the Telephone: A Case Study171
The Utilization-Focused Service Economy: Resource Efficiency and Product-Life Extension178
Zero-Loss Environmental Accounting Systems191
Implications of Industrial Ecology for Firms201
Design for Environment: An R&D Manager's Perspective208
The Two Faces of Technology: Changing Perspectives in Design for Environment217
Industrial Ecology and Design for Environment: The Role of Universities228
Biographical Data241
Index251

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